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Chugoku Shimbun Media Bias and Chugoku Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

Chugoku Shimbun is a popular newspaper in Japan, published from and headquartered in Japan. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Chugoku Shimbun’s media bias and Chugoku Shimbun’s factual reporting on the basis of its coverage, language used, presidential endorsements, media reports, research and blind surveys. We have also commented on the left or right biasedness of the Chugoku Shimbun along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Chugoku Shimbunis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Chugoku Shimbun, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Chugoku Shimbun’s media bias. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media bias meter out of all the seven possible meters shown here.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Chugoku Shimbun, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Chugoku Shimbun has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Chugoku Shimbun. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Chugoku Shimbun Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Chugoku Shimbun. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Chugoku Shimbun language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Chugoku Shimbun’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Chugoku Shimbun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Chugoku Shimbun to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Chugoku Shimbun towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Chugoku Shimbun Endorsement of President

Endorsement of presidential candidates in elections comments strongly about a newspaper’s affiliation towards left or right. We will look out for candidates that Chugoku Shimbun has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Chugoku Shimbun’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Chugoku Shimbun

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Chugoku Shimbun will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Chugoku Shimbun in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Chugoku Shimbun

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Chugoku Shimbun by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Chugoku Shimbun is biased towards left, right or center.

5. Media Bias Articles from Research Papers, Institutions, etc.

Several reputed fact checking and media bias analytics organizations conduct thorough surveys and research to write about Chugoku Shimbun media bias. To substantiate our claims about Chugoku Shimbun’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Chugoku Shimbun

The audience of Chugoku Shimbun also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Chugoku Shimbun’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Chugoku Shimbun’s controversial statements and tweets

Several newspapers make controversial statements or tweets on social media that reflect their affinity towards any ideology. We will flip through Chugoku Shimbun social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Chugoku Shimbun media bias.

8. Popular editors of Chugoku Shimbun

Any popular person or editor associated with the Chugoku Shimbun will also speak a lot about Chugoku Shimbun’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Chugoku Shimbun that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Chugoku Shimbun CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Chugoku Shimbun CEO supports or sponsors any political party directly or indirectly. We will look for his tweets, statements, opinion pieces, and controversies that will take us towards Chugoku Shimbun’s media bias.

B. Chugoku Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

After Chugoku Shimbun media bias, we will write about Chugoku Shimbun’s factual reporting, to check whether Chugoku Shimbun is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Chugoku Shimbun’s factual accuracies and will comment if Chugoku Shimbun has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Chugoku Shimbun’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Chugoku Shimbun’s previous history if it has ever intentionally or unintentionally published any fake news, false or misleading reports to influence audience. We will also write about false claims made by Chugoku Shimbun in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Chugoku Shimbun

Several fact-checking organizations including Politico, FactCheck, Snopes, Poynter, etc. conduct frequent fact-check on news articles published by newspapers. We will list down fact-checks that mentioned Chugoku Shimbun to suggest if Chugoku Shimbun has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Chugoku Shimbun

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Chugoku Shimbun in their news stories to find out if Chugoku Shimbun is factually reliable or not.

C. Chugoku Shimbun Reliability Ratings by Fact-Checking Organizations

Several organizations across the globe independently conduct thorough research and studies on the pattern of news coverage by mainstream media. These websites study the articles published by the news media with the help of professionals and rate them on the basis of bias and reliability. Under this section, we will find out what other fact-checking organizations and media monitors have to say about Chugoku Shimbun.

D. History of Chugoku Shimbun

Chugoku Shimbun is based out of Japan and primarily published from Japan . In this section, we will comment about the history of Chugoku Shimbun including Chugoku Shimbun founder, Chugoku Shimbun publisher, Chugoku Shimbun circulation and Chugoku Shimbun headquarters.

E. Chugoku Shimbun Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Chugoku Shimbun’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Chugoku Shimbun’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Chugoku Shimbun

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Chugoku Shimbun enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Chugoku Shimbun audience.


G. Chugoku Shimbun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Chugoku Shimbun on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Chugoku Shimbun is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Chugoku Shimbun is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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